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Wow! I'm excited. This is the very first of many, many posts I will write for this blog in the coming days, weeks, months, and beyond. I am thrilled to be an Active Expert in the running category (although I know a thing or two about triathlon and sports nutrition, too).

 

The past 10 days of my life have been wild fun. Last Monday and Tuesday I paced "Ultramarathon Man" Dean Karnazes through 36 miles of the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon in Deathy Valley. (Any Karno fans out there?) Dean had a tough go of it this year but showed incredible grit in grinding his way to a 10th-place finish. Yesterday I ran the San Francisco Marathon. I finished 48th with a time of 3:01:57. Technically, it was just a hard training run as I prepare for an assault on my personal best time at the California International Marathon in December, but let me tell you, those last few miles felt more like a straight-up competitive marathon than a workout!

 

And now I'm here! My goal is to update this blog very frequently with tips, news items and other information of interest to runners. Thank you for coming here, and please stop by again soon, as there will always be something new to read. In the meantime, check out my articles and Q&A's, post a comment here or submit a question to me, orif you're really feeling ambitiousclick one of my book links and help me put bread on my table!

 

Life is a marathon!

 

Matt Fitzgerald

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